Ana Alicia Bio, Husband, Children, Movies, Now, Falcon Crest, Networth

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Ana Alicia Biography

Ana Alicia is an American former actress who played in theatre and on television. She got famous for playing on the long-running primetime soap opera Falcon Crest for seven seasons as scheming vineyard heiress Melissa Agretti.

Alicia made her first television appearance on the daytime soap-opera Ryan’s Hope and followed in a few single episodes. She also aired guest-starring roles on various television shows or in television movies most years from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s.

Ana Alicia Age

Alicia was born on December 12, 1956, in Mexico City, Mexico. Her birth name is Ana Alicia Ortiz Torres.

Ana Alicia Height

Alicia stands at 5 feet and 5 inches tall and weighs 55 kg.

Ana Alicia Education

Alicia graduated from high school in 1972, where she obtained a scholarship to Wellesley College. She joined Wellesley College, auditioned, and landed the lead role for Jules Feiffer’s Crawling Arnold.

Ortiz auditioned for The Adobe Horseshoe Dinner Theatre outside El Paso, Texas, during her summer break in her first year. She was offered the position of a recurring actress in all feature productions. The job allowed her to work with established actors from Hollywood and New York and earn a large weekly salary. She accepted the offer, acquired her actor’s equity card through her term, and left Wellesley College. She enrolled at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she pursued her bachelor’s degree in drama. Her decision made her move closer to her mother and three brothers.

Ana Alicia Nationality

Alicia holds Mexican – American nationality.

Ana Alicia Parents

Alicia was born in Mexico City. She is the daughter of Carlos Celestino Ortiz and Alicia Torres. Her parents were business tycoons who ran businesses in Acapulco, Mexico. She was the third of four children and the only sister to three brothers. After her father’s death when she was six years old, Her family moved to El Paso, Texas. Ana lived in Texas with her grandmother, mother, uncle, and three siblings. They live in a house purchased for her grandmother by her father.

Ana Alicia Children

Ana has two children together with her ex-husband: a daughter Cathryn Dylan Ortiz and a son, Michael Everett.

Dylan Ortiz followed her mother’s steps of becoming an actress. Ortiz was born on September 7, 1992. She spent her childhood performing on stage, dancing and participating in competitive soccer. Dylan graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Kennedy Center for Excellence recognized her in Ensemble Acting. Her son Everett was born on January 31, 1995.

Ana Alicia’s Husband

Alicia is currently not married. She was formerly married to Gary R. Benz in 1996 but divorced in 2016. The two had dated for three years from 1993 before they engaged.

Gary is a producer and chief Executive producer. He is a famous entrepreneur who helped set the standard for documentary and unscripted television programming. Benz was one of the first American producers to envision the worldwide appeal of this emerging genre.

Ana Alicia leaving Falcon Crest

Alicia performed on the show for seven years, playing the scheming Melissa Agretti, besides Jane Wyman as Angela Channing and a plethora of handsome men. Ana was written out of Falcon Crest In October 1988. The show subsequently dropped considerably in the ratings. Lorenzo Lamas was her former Falcon Crest screen husband.

Ana Alicia Movies and Tv Shows

She landed numerous guest roles in episodic television, such as Starbuck’s love interest, Aurora, and Gloria Alonzo in the episode “Space Croppers” of the series sequel Galactica 1980. While still on the episodes, she aired as Falina Redding in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “Vegas in Space.” Ana aired in the made-for-TV movie The Sacketts as Drusilla, the love of Tyrell Sackett, in 1979. She Played a major role in the 1981 TV movie Coward of the County alongside starr Kenny Rogers.

 The movie was based on Rogers’s hit song of the same name. In 1982, she played selfish vineyard heiress Melissa Agretti on Falcon Crest, replacing actress Delores Cantú. Alicia then appeared in the 1983 TV movie, Happy Endings, besides John Schneider and co starr Catherine Hicks. Ortiz appeared with Raúl Juliá in the movie Romero, her only non-television film role, apart from Halloween II. Then in 1990, Ana Alicia appeared in the made-for-TV movie Miracle as flight attendant Michelle Honda. 

Alicia was a musician for two songs on the soap Falcon Crest. The first song was “Goody Goody,” a famous song by Matty Malneck. The second song was “Body and Soul .”It was composed by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton, and Johnny Green in the 1930s. Alicia appeared in a promotional video for the Norwegian television show Gylne Tider in October 2010. The Humane Society of the USA made her the national spokesman in 2011. She has been awarded honors promoting Hispanic accomplishments in the media from the Golden Eagle Awards.

Ana Alicia Networth

Her net worth is approximately USD 15 million.

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